Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I've been playing around

Old Carriage Trail
4.5 x 6.5 inches
colored pencil on paper
©2008 Ann Thompson Nemcosky
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Not like that, silly. I have tried a new paper, (well new for me) and I really like how it accepts colored pencil. It's Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper. For the piece above I used Faber Castell Polychromos, my preferred colored pencil to draw with on paper supports. This paper is very sturdy and took many layers without the little annoying spots catching pigment that I have run into with another hot press watercolor paper. So now I am eager to see how it does with my method of underpainting washes before applying dry colored pencil. Lots of ideas cooking here. Stay tuned.

7 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

I love that paper, its great for a lot of things. I haven't had any problems doing undercoats in either watercolour or Neocolours and then CPs over them.

Lovely lighting on the trees and trail :D

Teresa said...

Gorgeous painting... love the colors. Curious here.... what are your thoughts on Stonehenge paper?

Rachel H said...

Beautiful dappled light on the ground - again I love your use of colour.

freebird said...

Great picture. It's soft and pretty. I guess I'll have to try some watercolor paper but I don't think I have hot pressed so I guess some shopping must be in order!

Belinda Lindhardt said...

oooh this is interesting i actually have some of this paper i bought recently and havent tried yet. Will have to give it a whirl now :)

Sherry said...

Those polychromos pencils really are nice to work with, I think. I like the warmth and the dappled shadows in this piece.

Ann said...

Thanks everyone!
Teresa, I like Stonehenge sometimes but usually find it a little too soft for my taste.

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